Juan Villoro: Violence-Meter

June 2015

The acclaimed Mexican author confronts the normalization of violence.

Andria Alefhi: Permanent Immigrants

June 2015

When the right to free speech isn't as easy as it sounds.

Kavita Das: Jyoti’s Rainbow

June 2015

Protesting horrific human ugliness through art.

Barbara Myers: The Other Conspirator

June 2015

The secret origins of the CIA’s torture program and the forgotten man who tried to expose it.

Richard Falk: America at Its Best Is Strange

June 2015

Nebraska's recent vote to abolish capital punishment reveals the strangeness of the American political system.

Stephanie Grace: Bobby Jindal and Grover Norquist Wreck Louisiana

June 2015

It’s not just the Democrats bristling at the governor's fiscal irresponsibility. It’s many a Republican, too.

Robert Reich: State of Disaster

June 2015

As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has requested–and President Obama has granted–federal help.

Matt Bell: The Actions of Brave Men

May 2015

Flash Fiction: What he could tell himself hurt no one. A hierarchy of opportunity and morality.

Megan McCloskey: Behavior of Military Lawyer in Boondoggle HQ Inquiry Under Scrutiny

May 2015

Several U.S. Senators and military lawyers say they are concerned by Col. Norm Allen’s attempts to thwart an investigation into why the U.S. Military built an unneeded luxury headquarters in Afghanistan.

John Feffer: The Worst of All Possible Worlds

May 2015

Did market Leninism win the Cold War?

Victoria Bouloubasis: #Caravana43 in North Carolina

May 2015

How the Ayotzinapa case is sparking a movement in the South.

Agri Ismaïl: Heartwound and the Bouncy Castle

May 2015

In Kurdistan, refugees at a carnival.

Kelly Link: The Shadow of the Real

May 2015

In The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter put her own spin on horror, the gothic, and old fairy tales, expanding the limits and possibilities of fiction.

Robert Reich: What ever happened to anti-trust?

May 2015

Corporate monopolies are the silent giants dragging down decades of antitrust legislation.

Joaquin Sapien: Congress to Consider Scaling Down Group Homes for Troubled Children

May 2015

At a hearing in Washington, a renewed call for addressing the violence and neglect that plagues group homes for foster youth.

Dahr Jamail: Destroying What Remains

May 2015

How the US Navy plans to war game the Arctic.

Robert Reich: The Revolt of Small Business Republicans

May 2015

Can it be that America’s small businesses are finally waking up to the fact they’re being screwed by big businesses?

Nick Turse: The Kids Aren’t All Right

May 2015

Presidential waivers, child soldiers, and an American-made army in Africa

David Morris: What Was Obama Thinking?

May 2015

Nike as a backdrop for defending his Pacific Trade Deal! Amazon as partner in creating middle-class jobs!

Tom Engelhardt: Writing History Before It Happens

May 2015

Nine surefire future headlines from a bizarro American world.

Richard Falk: Parodies of Parity

May 2015

Our understanding of Israel’s occupation of Palestine must be reoriented to acknowledge the relation between oppressor and oppressed is not one of equal responsibility.

Una Mullally: In the Name of Love

May 2015

An interview with Irish journalist and LGBT rights activist Una Mullally.

John Stoehr: On Inequality and Redistribution, Washington is Upside Down

May 2015

Political labels can be deceiving.

Randall Horton: Because Hook Doesn’t Exist

May 2015

Flash Fiction: Convince yourself the race never stops running, that memory will eat you alive.

Jan Hively and Moira Allan: Sharing is Not Just For the Young

May 2015

The Pass It On Network encourages elders draw on their strengths to help one another and their communities.

William J. Astore: The American Military Uncontained

May 2015

Chaos Spread, Casualties Inflicted, Missions Unaccomplished.

Peter Barnes: A New Economics for a New Era of History

May 2015

In a talk given at the Schumacher Center for New Economics, Peter Barnes walks us through the changes that need to happen and the flaws in our current system that are preventing it.

Allan Sloan and Cezary Podkul: How Illinois’ Pension Debt Blew Up Chicago’s Credit

May 2015

After a court ruling, the state’s legacy of borrowing to cover public employee pensions landed a $2.2 billion problem in the city’s lap.

John Stoehr: Making a fetish of John McCain

May 2015

Why does the elite Washington media continue to pay deference to, and take seriously, the opinions of John McCain? He's no "maverick"; he's a feckless partisan.

Ann Jones: “Farkhunda is Our Sister”

May 2015

A "martyr," a murder, and the making of a new Afghanistan?